Lora D. Blake

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Lora Dean Poynter Blake

On September 6, 2013, Lora Dean Blake lost her four year battle with ALS at the age of 82. She passed peacefully at her home of 52 years, surrounded by her family with prayer, music and love. Dean was a proud veteran of the USMC, nurse, loving wife of Dick Blake (D 8.4.2009); mother of 7; grandmother of 18; great-grandmother of 11 and sister to, Margaret Cooley (Walt) and Daniel Poynter (Vicki)

Dean was an avid gardener, lover of flowers, books and music, an accomplished cook, antique collector, and thrift store aficionado. She was a loyal fan of the Indianapolis Colts and an adopted "GMA" to children of close friends who frequently dropped by after school for ice cream.

A celebration of Dean's life will be held on October 5, 2013 at the Gothic Chapel in Crown Hill Cemetery . Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to Noon, with service to follow.

In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to make a tax deductible memorial contribution to help support local services at the Indiana University ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Clinic. Please send donations to The ALS Association Indiana Chapter 6525 E 82nd street Suite 115, Indianapolis IN, 46250.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Sept. 15, 2013
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